Vampire novelist Anne Rice has a conflicted soul. When we talked to her in 2009, she had abandoned atheism and returned to the Catholicism of her youth, committing herself to chronicling the life of Jesus. She told the world she was “called out of darkness," and swore off books about the fashionably undead. But just a year later, her faith fled once again, and the vampires came back. Guest interviewer Mark Oppenheimer finds out what happened. From 2015. Followed by our original 2009 interview, when Rice had just come back to the church.
Anne Rice, author of many books including Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat.
Mark Oppenheimer, co-host of the Unorthodox podcast from Tablet Magazine. He is now working on a book titled "How to Be a Jew."
Anne Rice in her office, right before our interview.